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Subject: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 1:48 pm

Can you 'curl' (horizontally) your tongue and/or roll your 'Rs' when you speak? I don't know if there's any correlation (or if any studies have been done, lol), though this might go some distance in finding out. I can personally do neither, what about you?


Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/11/06 at 1:50 pm

Yup and yup.




Cat

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/11/06 at 1:50 pm

I can't curl my tongue, but I can roll my R's.  I can thank 4 years of Spanish in grade school for that.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/11/06 at 1:52 pm

I can't curl my tongue, but I can roll my r's just purrrrrfectly!  ;)

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 1:53 pm


Yup and yup.




Cat


I think 'Non-Curlers' are more common than 'Curlers' on the whole, but I'm not totally sure about that.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/11/06 at 1:53 pm


I think 'Non-Curlers' are more common than 'Curlers' on the whole, but I'm not totally sure about that.



Curling your tongue is genetic wheras rolling your R's is not.  If you learn Spanish, you will learn to roll your R's.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 1:54 pm

I can't whistle either...so I'm guess I'm pretty useless at doing useless things like that.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Apricot on 07/11/06 at 1:54 pm

I can do both easily.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/11/06 at 1:55 pm


I can't whistle either...so I'm guess I'm pretty useless at doing useless things like that.


You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow!  :-*

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/11/06 at 1:56 pm

I can curl my tongue, but I've never been able to 'roll' my r's... ???

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 1:58 pm


You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow!  :-*


I keep trying and trying...something resembling a whistle comes out - but it's sort of a tease. I think that's just the way I was made, lol.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Apricot on 07/11/06 at 2:03 pm


I can't whistle either...so I'm guess I'm pretty useless at doing useless things like that.


I know some people who just can't whistle.. I'm good at whistling.. however, I can not snap my fingers for the life of me.. I've had one success in  about 12 years of attempts.

And yeah, the tongue-curling is genetic. I think curlers are actually more common (at least in America).

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/11/06 at 2:04 pm

I can do both, but I am not that good with rolling my R's. It's a rare occurance and usually by accident when it's not needed.  ;D

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/11/06 at 2:06 pm


I know some people who just can't whistle.. I'm good at whistling.. however, I can not snap my fingers for the life of me.. I've had one success in  about 12 years of attempts.

And yeah, the tongue-curling is genetic. I think curlers are actually more common (at least in America).


I can't snap my fingers either. I think it's due to me being double jointed.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:06 pm


I know some people who just can't whistle.. I'm good at whistling.. however, I can not snap my fingers for the life of me.. I've had one success in  about 12 years of attempts.

And yeah, the tongue-curling is genetic. I think curlers are actually more common (at least in America).


I'm a non-clicker as well...is there anything I CAN do?  :-\\

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/11/06 at 2:06 pm


I can't snap my fingers either. I think it's due to me being double jointed.


I'm pretty good at snapping my fingers... :D

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:08 pm


I know some people who just can't whistle.. I'm good at whistling.. however, I can not snap my fingers for the life of me.. I've had one success in  about 12 years of attempts.

And yeah, the tongue-curling is genetic. I think curlers are actually more common (at least in America).


Yeah, cos you Americans are a superior race to everyone else...

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/11/06 at 2:09 pm


I keep trying and trying...something resembling a whistle comes out - but it's sort of a tease. I think that's just the way I was made, lol.


I was referring to Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall. lol

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: nally on 07/11/06 at 2:10 pm


I'm pretty good at snapping my fingers... :D

Me too...but only since I was 11. :D That's when the Addams Family movie came out, and one tv station in L.A. (KCAL-9) was airing all the episodes of the Addams Family tv series. (What does this have to do with anything? Well, the Addams Family tv theme contains finger snaps!)

As for the main subject, I can do one but not the other. Having taken 4 years of high school Spanish, I can roll R's quite well.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/11/06 at 2:10 pm


I was referring to Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall. lol


I picked up on that one, if no one else did. It's one of my favorite quotes  ;)

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Apricot on 07/11/06 at 2:11 pm


Yeah, cos you Americans are a superior race to everyone else...


Finally, someone else acknowledges it.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/11/06 at 2:12 pm


You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow!  :-*




;D ;D ;D


BTW, that was from To Have and Have Not-not Key Largo.




Cat

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/11/06 at 2:12 pm


Me too...but only since I was 11. :D That's when the Addams Family movie came out, and one tv station in L.A. (KCAL-9) was airing all the episodes of the Addams Family tv series. (What does this have to do with anything? Well, the Addams Family tv theme contains finger snaps!)


When I first read that I thought you were saying that you were 11 when the Addams Family show came out... ;D ;)

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: nally on 07/11/06 at 2:13 pm


When I first read that I thought you were saying that you were 11 when the Addams Family show came out... ;D ;)

If I was, then I'd be twice as old as I am now! LOL ;D

Of course it was when the MOVIE came out. That was in late 1991, and on Thanksgiving Day that year, KCAL-9 (an independent affiliate) was airing a day-long marathon of the TV series. For the next six months after that, they aired the episodes weeknights at 5 PM.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:17 pm

Wouldn't it be funny if whistledog couldn't whistle?  :D :D :D

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/06 at 2:17 pm


Wouldn't it be funny if whistledog couldn't whistle?  :D :D :D


Yeah,very funny.  ;D

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:26 pm

Am I alone here? Anyone else who can't curl or roll?

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/11/06 at 2:28 pm

I can't whistle with two fingers but I can whistle a tune. I used to be really good until I had my wisdom teeth out. I can still do it but not as good as I use to.  :-\\  I can also snap my fingers on both hands.




Cat

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/11/06 at 2:28 pm


I can't whistle with two fingers but I can whistle a tune. I used to be really good until I had my wisdom teeth out. I can still do it but not as good as I use to.  :-\\  I can also snap my fingers on both hands.




Cat




I can snap my fingers on both my hands as well. 

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/06 at 2:29 pm




I can snap my fingers on both my hands as well. 


I could do that too.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/11/06 at 2:31 pm


I can't whistle with two fingers but I can whistle a tune. I used to be really good until I had my wisdom teeth out. I can still do it but not as good as I use to.  :-\\  I can also snap my fingers on both hands.




Cat


I whistled better before I got braces and had my teeth straightened...

Now, I can still whistle pretty well, but I do it much better (louder) when I suck air in rather than blowing it out... :D

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: lorac61469 on 07/11/06 at 2:35 pm

I can curl and roll my 'R's.

I can whistle the 'regular' way and I can whistle really loud by using two fingers. 

I can snap, both hands.  I use my thumb and middle finger to snap , but I know someone who snaps with thumb and pointer finger.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:37 pm


I can curl and roll my 'R's.

I can whistle the 'regular' way and I can whistle really loud by using two fingers. 

I can snap, both hands.  I use my thumb and middle finger to snap , but I know someone who snaps with thumb and pointer finger.


You can do everything, and I can do nothing...it's not fair  ???

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: nally on 07/11/06 at 2:41 pm

Okay, now that the title of the thread's been changed, I can do at least two out of the four things.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:43 pm


Okay, now that the title of the thread's been changed, I can do at least two out of the four things.


Are people who can't do any of the four rare?

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/06 at 2:43 pm

I can snap my fingers and whistle at the same time.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/11/06 at 2:44 pm

People can't vote for more than one thing because the poll is only set up to accept one answer.  Besides, people that voted already can't vote again.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:45 pm


I can snap my fingers and whistle at the same time.


Bet you can't do that while curling your tongue and rolling your 'r's...


What's that? No, you can't?


...no, didn't think so. You're not that special then...

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle

Written By: nally on 07/11/06 at 2:45 pm


People can't vote for more than one thing because the poll is only set up to accept one answer.  Besides, people that voted already can't vote again.

Quite all right...I haven't even voted yet.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/06 at 2:45 pm


Bet you can't do that while curling your tongue and rolling your 'r's...


What's that? No, you can't?


...no, didn't think so. You're not that special then...



No,can't do that.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/11/06 at 2:46 pm




;D ;D ;D


BTW, that was from To Have and Have Not-not Key Largo.




Cat


Really? Damn I always think it's key largo. I always liked both films anyhoo.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:46 pm


People can't vote for more than one thing because the poll is only set up to accept one answer.  Besides, people that voted already can't vote again.


Yeah, I realised that. I was thinking of just making this thread about tongue curling and rolling, lol. In fact, I will. So discussion to be strictly tongue-related from now on.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/06 at 2:48 pm


You can do everything, and I can do nothing...it's not fair  ???


I guess you're not special.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:49 pm


I guess you're not special.


I know.  :)

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's/Snap Your Fingers/Whistle?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/06 at 2:51 pm


I know.  :)


I'm not special either.  :)

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/11/06 at 2:52 pm


Really? Damn I always think it's key largo. I always liked both films anyhoo.



Me too. Anything with Bogie and Bacall.




Cat

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/11/06 at 2:52 pm

About the tongue-rolling thing...I know things like learning Spanish and practice do help, but some people just have a predeliction for it others don't. I know some people you can just do it naturally. I wonder if I can do it with alot of practice?

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/11/06 at 2:57 pm



Me too. Anything with Bogie and Bacall.




Cat


Ohh, I guess I was wrong with Tanya on that, too - thanks!  :)

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: CeeKay on 07/11/06 at 3:50 pm

Just saw this.  I can do both.  Is that special?

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: gemini on 07/11/06 at 4:06 pm

Can curl  :)  can't roll  :( 

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: La Roche on 07/11/06 at 4:09 pm

Of course I can do both.. how would I make up Italian words without rolling my R's and how would I perform excellent cu... sorry, nearly a Howard moment.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 07/11/06 at 4:11 pm


About the tongue-rolling thing...I know things like learning Spanish and practice do help, but some people just have a predeliction for it others don't. I know some people you can just do it naturally. I wonder if I can do it with alot of practice?
You might.  I have a friend who's spoken Spanish all his life (he was born in El Paso, Texas and his parents are both from Mexico) and he can't roll his r's.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: nally on 07/11/06 at 4:52 pm


You might.  I have a friend who's spoken Spanish all his life (he was born in El Paso, Texas and his parents are both from Mexico) and he can't roll his r's.

So he can't say words with double-r's, like perro (dog) or ferrocarril (railroad), very well?

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 07/11/06 at 8:00 pm

Yesh and Yesh.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/11/06 at 8:06 pm

I can whistle
I can snap my fingers
I can roll my R's (5 years of Spanish helped with that one)
I can curl my tongue (but it's a bit hard now since my tongue is pierced ;))

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 07/11/06 at 8:07 pm


no and no



HA-HA, I AM MORE TALENTED THAN JOHNDENVER!! :D

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/11/06 at 8:08 pm

No one in my family can curl their tongue, except my sister.  That gene is dominant for her, where it's recessive for me. 

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 07/11/06 at 8:35 pm


In your dreams, Bethie!


That's it, Denver, YOU WANNA GO..?! I'LL TAKE YOU TO SCHOOL AND BACK! >:-{.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/11/06 at 8:45 pm

I can curl, but can't roll my R's!!  :\'(

It's horrible! How am I supposed to speak Spanish!?

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 07/11/06 at 10:04 pm


So he can't say words with double-r's, like perro (dog) or ferrocarril (railroad), very well?
Nope.....he also had a lisp despite years of speech therapy.  People didn't believe he was actually hispanic and a native Spanish speaker because he sounded so funny.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Dagwood on 07/11/06 at 10:27 pm

Can both curl and roll.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/12/06 at 1:14 pm

Tongue rolling is the dominant gene, methinks.

Subject: Re: Can You 'Curl' Your Tongue and/or 'Roll' Your 'R's'?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 07/12/06 at 2:19 pm

Can do both.

I have more curves in my tongue than Gene Simmons and Mick Foley put together.
(Needless to say, my wife is quite happy...)

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